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The finish, whether paint, wax, stain, or something else, can make or break a project. What are your tips and questions regarding finishes?

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Finishing a piece with a tenon

01-13-2018 05:08 PM by cowboyup3371

I’m building out the interior pieces of a jewelry box first and then wi...

4 01-15-2018 01:30 AM
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Floating cedar shelves

01-14-2018 08:09 PM by TimHopson

So my in laws gave me an awesome, natural edge cedar board. I’ve cut and sand...

2 01-15-2018 12:21 AM
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Dipping finishes

01-11-2018 11:21 PM by cabbie

Jocks-I’m hoping that someone out there has an answer for this problem&...

7 01-14-2018 03:25 PM
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Finishing gray pine

01-12-2018 06:21 AM by jklingel

Or, smoke pine I’ve heard it called; gray streaks all through the pine....

12 01-14-2018 06:28 AM
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Two water based polys but different brands?

01-11-2018 04:19 PM by Pyro

Hey guys, Finished a project with water based Varathane high traffic. Ever...

10 01-14-2018 05:44 AM
View DavidOveracre's profile

Door panel joints...

12-27-2017 08:42 PM by DavidOveracre

These are cope and stick, poplar door frames with “1/4” ply panels. T...

10 01-13-2018 03:34 PM
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Water-based polyurethanes

01-13-2018 05:51 AM by William Shelley

Hi all, Due to the winter temps, I can’t ventilate my shop much unle...

4 01-13-2018 02:39 PM
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sanding sealer

01-12-2018 02:23 AM by Karda

Hi, i have never used sanding sealer before, can it be used before any finish...

6 01-13-2018 07:47 AM
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Purpleheart turns brown

01-12-2018 07:20 AM by willhime

I’m wondering if there’s a reason my purpleheart turned brown whe...

7 01-12-2018 09:26 PM
View Tom's profile

Epoxy for filling holes recomendation

01-07-2018 01:21 AM by Tom

I’m working on a small walnut slab I picked up that has some cracks/kno...

15 01-12-2018 06:42 PM
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01-08-2018 12:03 AM by Knockonit

Well i read a little ditty on here a while back in regards to ebonizing wood....

5 01-12-2018 06:25 PM
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Caulking Cabinet Doors before Painting

01-12-2018 02:15 PM by icandothat

Hi Everyone, Built some kitchen cabinet doors (poplar frames with MDF cent...

8 01-12-2018 05:31 PM
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Here is an idea to help those in small shops to dry parts after finishing

01-10-2018 02:38 PM by Holbs

Being in a 2 car garage, real estate is a premium. I have fretted how to dry...

8 01-12-2018 03:34 AM
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Help finishing gasp in shrinking bubinga

11-02-2017 09:11 PM by XOXO

New to the site and looking for help: I know this is long but I wanted to ...

13 01-10-2018 10:19 PM
View Chsalas's profile

I think I screwed up

01-10-2018 01:26 AM by Chsalas

So I’m making a couple of cutting boards for a few relitives. When I ma...

7 01-10-2018 08:55 AM
View plang's profile

Painting MDF

12-25-2017 11:14 PM by plang

Just want to know how to paint MDF. I recently purchased a sheet to make shel...

13 01-09-2018 07:02 PM
View ChadRat6458's profile

Earlex 5500 leaking

01-08-2018 02:55 PM by ChadRat6458

My earlex is leaking between the gun and the cup. I spray lacquer only. WWW.E...

3 01-08-2018 06:28 PM
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Finish for a maple and walnut table

01-05-2018 03:32 AM by Mountaintop35

I’ve got a maple and walnut butcher block style table. I’m looking for the ri...

5 01-07-2018 09:55 PM
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Will UV Rays Come Through Window to Dull Wood?

01-06-2018 07:36 PM by king_nickizzle

This isn’t so much fine woodworking as home improvement, but though...

5 01-06-2018 11:59 PM
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Marine varnish

12-26-2017 10:36 PM by jklingel

I’ve been reading here about “varnish”, and what, exactly, ...

27 01-04-2018 09:05 PM

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